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Francois Reichenbach
1981 || 100 mins

What begins as a general study of crime in the city of Houston becomes something more personal, as Francois Reichenbach follows an investigation into the murder of a policeman. As the police track down the killer to a house in Tennessee, Reichenbach films his arrest and extradition back to Texas, where he is brought to trial and sentenced to death.

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Top 10 Films by Lesser Known Directors || Francois Reichenbach Profile|| French New Wave History || French New Wave Film Guide

Following in the footsteps of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood and anticipating Errol Morris’s The Thin Blue Line, Francois Reichenbach’s film about the shooting of a policeman and the arrest and execution of the killer, Charlie Bass, is a compelling slice of cinema verité. Reichenbach succeeds in maintaining a detached viewpoint throughout as he interviews Bass, his family, and others connected with the case. As gripping and tragic as any fictional crime story.

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